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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by Pal » Thu, 25 Jun 2020 4:54 pm

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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

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Defendants reported being harassed and asked judge to shutdown Singaporeexpats.com as a major source of information on them.
They really asked judge about this? You are kidding right? :o
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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by therat » Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:17 pm

Six of the seven people who pleaded guilty in court on Thursday (June 25) to socialising in groups at Robertson Quay bars and restaurants last month have had their work passes revoked, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said.

The 7th is the PR

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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 25 Jun 2020 10:48 pm

Fark. Over 140 people have lost their work or employment passes. Some cases life time ban.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... d-12870594
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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by bgd » Thu, 25 Jun 2020 11:02 pm

There is an election coming. Have to pander to the masses.

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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by Addadude » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 9:31 am

therat wrote:
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The 7th is the PR
And I'm willing to bet he will have issues when he next tries to renew his REP.
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Post by abbby » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 9:43 am

6 of them got their work passes revoked and were banned permanently from working in Singapore.
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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 9:58 am

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There is an election coming. Have to pander to the masses.
Josephine is fighting for her political life... she had to do something "big".
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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by bgd » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:31 am

I must admit, given the visibility of the their actions and the public backlash on social media, I thought they had dodged a bullet when I read the first article. Of course the bullet followed from MOM. I guess it makes sense given the times, but does seem pretty harsh.

And while the courts did say that they are not influenced by social media, it seems others might be. They should be thankful they weren't caned.

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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by BigginHill » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:52 am

It's best to see Singapore as the transactional entity it always was.

People are here for one reason only: To trade and make money & both sides benefit.

You break the contract, in this case the government's intention to avert a profoundly deep economic crisis, and you're out.

It's just (a) business.

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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:01 am

You are correct Biggin - that is how LKY set it up. LSL has made it feel a bit more soft but at it's core it is not.
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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by PNGMK » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:02 am

bgd wrote:
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:31 am
I must admit, given the visibility of the their actions and the public backlash on social media, I thought they had dodged a bullet when I read the first article. Of course the bullet followed from MOM. I guess it makes sense given the times, but does seem pretty harsh.

And while the courts did say that they are not influenced by social media, it seems others might be. They should be thankful they weren't caned.
Caning .... yeah that would have been interesting - 6 at once.
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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by BBCDoc » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 3:00 pm

The option of jail/ caning vs losing work pass and livelihood....


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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 26 Jun 2020 4:34 pm

BBCDoc, talk about betwixt the devil and the deep blue sea! Or a rock & a hard place!

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Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Post by BigginHill » Sun, 28 Jun 2020 6:01 pm

bgd wrote:
Fri, 26 Jun 2020 10:31 am
I guess it makes sense given the times, but does seem pretty harsh.
I noticed one of the couples had been here for 14 years - children in local school etc.

I think their REAL mistake here was to "settle down" in Singapore on an Employment Pass.

Not a good strategy.

As an EP holder, you're a company sponsored transient business resident, essentially a faceless entity with zero rights, apart from 30 days to clear your apartment.

If they've been rejected earlier for PR, they should have made plans to leave Singapore eventually, however painful that might feel.

Harsh for sure, but Singapore is just not "that kind of place". Unlike many developed countries, there are no long term residency criteria beyond the black box of PR acceptance. There's physically no space here!

With PR being a fairly challenging goal post for the "Others category" (as per the usual criteria), I'm personally questioning whether it truly makes sense for this particular global demographic to settle & invest long term in Singapore going forward.

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